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More than just an entertaining look at our universe, the planetarium features a variety of professionally created shows each year.

Each show begins with a current sky show pointing out visible constellations, planets, and other noteworthy astronomical objects. Attendees then have a brief, operator-narrated astronomy lesson, such as when and where does the sun rise and set at the beginning of each season. This is followed by a commercial program that is both educational and entertaining. At the conclusion of the public show, patrons are invited to see our new observatory and take a look through our new 14” Celestron telescope at what is currently visible in the night sky.

The planetarium also currently showcases a flown tire from NASA that was used on the Columbia space shuttle during the STS-76 mission in 1996.


DIRECTIONS

We are located on the PL floor of White Hall at 135 Willey Street.

Coming from the south on I-79 N:
From I-79 N, merge onto I-68 E toward Cumberland. Take Exit 1 (US-119) toward University Avenue/downtown. Turn left onto US-119 and follow it 4 miles into Morgantown. US-119 becomes University Avenue. Turn right onto Pleasant St/US-119N/WV-7E. Turn left onto Spruce St/US-119N. Turn left onto Willey St/US-119. Continue 2 blocks on Willey Street. White Hall is on the right just past Wesley Methodist Church. Paid parking is available in several lots downtown.

Enter White Hall by way of either of the main doors and turn toward the center of the building. Take the elevator to floor PL. The planetarium is just to the right off the elevator.

Coming from the north on I-79 S:
Take Exit 155 from I-79 S toward WV-7/West Virginia University. Turn left onto Chaplin Hill Road/Osage Road. Turn slight right onto US-19/ WV-7. Keep to the right on US-19. You will pass the WVU Coliseum on the right at the top of the hill. US-19 becomes Monongahela Blvd then becomes Beechurst Avenue. Turn left onto Fayette St. then take the first left onto Chestnut St. Turn left onto Willey St. White Hall is in front of you. Turn left onto Willey St. Paid parking is available in several lots downtown.

Enter White Hall by way of either of the main doors and turn toward the center of the building. Take the elevator to floor PL. The planetarium is just to the right off the elevator.


  White Hall